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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Long, green silk satin Noh theater robe (atsuita) covered with an overall repeating design of fall flowers and grasses in orange, blue, pink, light green and gold created by discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and lined with reddish-orange plain weave silk.

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, Edo or Meiji period, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

156.2 x 154.9 cm (61 1/2 x 61 in.)

Accession Number

11.3864

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt-paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes